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Analyzing Investment Performance with Alpha & Beta
Analyzing alpha & beta: Demonstrate how your active management is adding value instead of risk. Understanding alpha and beta can help you…
Quality Control: How to check for errors in your investment performance
How robust is your quality control process? In light of recent investment performance troubles at PSERS, now may be a good time to evaluate your firm’s quality control procedures. Here’s what you need to know...
GIPS Compliance Investment Performance Uncategorized
FINRA Rule 2210: How to calculate IRR consistent with GIPS
FINRA now requires IRR to be calculated according to the GIPS® Standards. But how do you calculate and present a GIPS compliant IRR?
The SEC’s New Advertising Rule – Presenting Performance
Wondering how to present performance under the SEC's New Advertising Rule? Do you need to use composites? The answer is…
When to Use Time-Weighted Return (TWR) vs. Money-Weighted Return (MWR)
When should you use a TWR and when is it appropriate to use a MWR (IRR)?
What is the Information Ratio?
The Information Ratio demonstrates a strategy's excess return, scaled by risk. Rather than using total risk or systematic risk, the Information Ratio uses…
What is the Sortino Ratio?
The Sortino Ratio is similar to the Sharpe Ratio as it is used to compare and rank managers with similar strategies. However, unlike Sharpe, the Sortino Ratio measures the incremental average strategy return over a minimum acceptable return per unit of downside risk rather than total risk. Because of this difference, the Sortino Ratio may […]
Investment Performance and Risk Statistics
The recent market volatility probably has you wondering how your strategy has fared through this unprecedented time. Disruptive market environments tend to reveal critical information about active managers that help investors see those that truly add value, and those that don’t. So, what should you do to evaluate your actively-managed strategy and how can you […]
What is the Sharpe Ratio?
The Sharpe Ratio is calculated as the strategy’s mean return minus the mean risk-free rate divided by the standard deviation of the strategy. The Sharpe Ratio measures the excess return for taking on additional risk. As one of the most popular performance appraisals measures, the Sharpe Ratio is used to compare and rank managers with […]